225 episodes

Silicon Valley wants to shape our future, but why should we let it? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its big promises, and the people behind them. Tech Won’t Save Us challenges the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. It’s not your usual tech podcast.

Tech Won't Save Us Paris Marx

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 398 Ratings

Silicon Valley wants to shape our future, but why should we let it? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its big promises, and the people behind them. Tech Won’t Save Us challenges the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. It’s not your usual tech podcast.

    How BYD is Upending the EV Market w/ Paolo Gerbaudo

    How BYD is Upending the EV Market w/ Paolo Gerbaudo

    Paris Marx is joined by Paolo Gerbaudo to discuss how Chinese electric car maker BYD operates, its growing international success against Tesla, and whether it will be able to move into the North American market.Paolo Gerbaudo is the author of The Digital Party and The Great Recoil. He’s a senior research fellow at the Department of Political History, Theories and Geography of Complutense University in Madrid.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider so...

    • 54 min
    Tesla is Choosing Hype Over Substance w/ Edward Niedermeyer

    Tesla is Choosing Hype Over Substance w/ Edward Niedermeyer

    Paris Marx is joined by Ed Niedermeyer to discuss Tesla's stagnation as an electric vehicle manufacturer and what that could mean for its future as competitors cut into their market share.Ed Niedermeyer is the author of Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors and co-host of the Autonocast.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Support the show on Patreon.The...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How SHEIN Took Over Fast Fashion w/ Nicole Lipman

    How SHEIN Took Over Fast Fashion w/ Nicole Lipman

    Paris Marx is joined by Nicole Lipman to discuss SHEIN’s rise to the top of the fast fashion industry and how it exacerbates the sector’s labor and environment problems.Nicole Lipman is a writer and assistant editor at n+1.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Support the show on Patreon.The podcast is made in partnership with The Nation. Production is by Eric Wickh...

    • 56 min
    The Religious Foundations of Transhumanism w/ Meghan O’Gieblyn

    The Religious Foundations of Transhumanism w/ Meghan O’Gieblyn

    Paris Marx is joined by Meghan O’Gieblyn to discuss parallels between transhumanism and Christian narratives of resurrection, despite the fact many transhumanists identify as staunch atheists. Meghan O’Gieblyn is an advice columnist at Wired and the author of God, Human, Animal, Machine.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Support the show on Patreon.The podcast is...

    • 56 min
    How Sports Betting Is Fueling Gambling Addiction w/ Alex Shephard

    How Sports Betting Is Fueling Gambling Addiction w/ Alex Shephard

    Paris Marx is joined by Alex Shephard to discuss the legalization of sports betting in the United States, the growing influence of gambling in professional sports, and its negative impact on the lives of sports fans.Alex Shephard is a senior editor at The New Republic.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Support the show on Patreon.The podcast is made in partnershi...

    • 54 min
    Kara Swisher Shows Tech Journalism’s Flaws w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.

    Kara Swisher Shows Tech Journalism’s Flaws w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.

    Paris Marx is joined by Edward Ongweso Jr. to discuss Kara Swisher’s attempt to rebrand herself as the most feared journalist in Silicon Valley, how she spent her career forwarding the industry’s narratives, and the larger problems with access journalism. Edward Ongweso Jr. is finance editor at Logics Magazine and co-host of This Machine Kills.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and ...

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
398 Ratings

398 Ratings

manayunk wall ,

Truly amazing

Wow, this is top notch podcasting!! His exposé of Elon Musk should be taught in every journalism school! First rate stuff!!

Crystalash ,

Important and incisive

I’m not a typical tech person, and only discovered this pod through The Nation. What have I missed! Most of the commentaries on tech dominating the media are vacuously generic compared to the astute observations and analyses on this show, all done without hyperbole or cynicism. I especially appreciate that it’s not all about digital technology, and the Dune dialogue was so much fun :)

MartaJane ,

New listener

Started listening regularly a few weeks ago and find it consistently relevant and thought provoking. I was excited to find that Paris once lived in Newfoundland, where after 22 years in New York City, I now spend at least half of every year.

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